Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Red Baron

While the German World War I pilot known as the Red Baron might seem more like a legend than a man, he was in-fact a real person. His real name was Manfred von Richthofen, and despite his legacy he did not see the end of World War I and died at the age of 25 while flying in France.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Adam. For some reason I thought of Snoopy when I read "The red baron." :)

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  2. Love these little history lessons, Adam:)

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  3. I actually read quite a few books about him and watched films on him too

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  4. Love to learn more and more on your blog Adam.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

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  5. I read red baron and I knew it would be an interesting post. I love this type of history posts. Thanks for the info, Adam. Kisses:)

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  6. I'm another one who thought of Snoopy. :) Happy Sunday!

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  7. I didn't realize how young he was when he died!

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  8. 25! You surprise me again, Adam.
    Those Fokker tri-planes were beautiful craft


    ALOHA
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=


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  9. I've seen photos of his body, pulled from the wreckage of his plane and propped up for the photograph to prove he was dead.

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